NEWBERRY — Katie Rushton Connelly, 93, formerly of 2625 Deloache Ave., Newberry, widow of Hugh H. “Buck” Connelly, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.
Mrs. Connelly was born on Oct. 9, 1919, in Saluda County, a daughter of the late Arthur Isaiah and Marie Houge Rushton.
She was a member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, the Neil Truesdell Sunday School Class and Circle 3. She was also a member of the President’s Club for Hardees/Spartan Foods while working for Hardees and particularly enjoyed her time working the morning shift.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Connelly Holcombe of Greer; a son, Arthur R. (Jeanne Wallace) Connelly of Greenville; grandchildren, Sara I. “Salli” Holcombe and Elizabeth B. Connelly; special niece, Lillian Elizabeth (Lamar) Storey of Grovetown, Ga.; special cousins, Ida Lou R. Jones and Mary Ann (Joe) Crawford all of Saluda; and dear friends, The Doyle Gallman Sr. family, Junior and Janie Harrington and Trey and Jennifer Riddle.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Dr. Mitchell Van Metre.
Memorials are suggested to Thornwell Home for Children, 302 South Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or to Young Life of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, 1211 Calhoun St., Newberry, SC 29108.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.